Archive for: December, 2014

rfp-robotRFP ROBOT: Website Request for Proposal Generator

The time has come for a new website (or website redesign), which means you need to write a website request for proposal or web RFP. A Google search produces a few examples, but they vary wildly and don’t seem to speak really to your goals for developing or redesigning a new website. You need to write a website RFP that will clearly articulate your needs and generate responses from the best website designers and developers out there. But how?

Have no fear, RFP Robot is here. He will walk you through a step-by-step process to help you work through the details of your project and create a PDF formatted website design RFP that will provide the information vendors need to write an accurate bid. RFP Robot will tell you what info you should include, point out pitfalls, and give examples.


How to make drupal a paid membership/subscription site

This is a quick how-to article on making drupal website a paid membership website (subscription). This is a very important feature and it can help you make money using  drupal website or blog. You can use UberCart or Drupal commerce to grant memberships. I am giving the steps below for UberCart.  Generally Paid websites collect some more personal info from a user on registration by adding fields in Administer » User management » Profiles page. You can do that if you like. Steps using UberCart Module Step 1 – Let’s start with what modules can be used , you can download and install these modules in your Drupal website.1.       Ubercart – http://drupal.org/project/ubercart2.       Ubercart recurring – http://drupal.org/project/uc_recurring3.       UberCart Payment Gateway module , whichever you plan to use.4.       Auto assign roles – 5.       Node limit number – In case you want to limit number of nodes Step 2- You will have to create a role for your Free users…

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Move Drupal Setup from one PC (Desktop) to another

Suppose you are running  drupal on localhost using xammp. You got a new device and you now need to move my whole site and drupal setup from one PC to another. How can you do that? Install lamp/wamp/xammp on your new device Copy your /drupal/ directory from your old PC- to xammp/htdocs Next you will need to move your database. To do this export the database associated with your current drupal installation on your old PC in a file preferably .sql extension. You can do this using phpmyadmin  Move the .sql file created in above step to  xammp/htdocs or in www/ in case its wamp or lamp on your new device Import the database file in your new device with phpmyadminEnsure that database connection details is correctly mentioned in ‘/sites/default/settings.php’ of your drupal installation.Hope this helps. How-To: Beginner’s CornerFacebookTwitterGoogle+ Drupal Developer

Best Video Tutorials for Drupal / Drupal 8 Learning

Video learning is not only easy its effective, since you can see hear and even replay. This is fast , easy and effective way of learning drupal or any skill and comes very close to classroom learning. With this in mindi I thought of pointing out some website which offer some good video tutorials for Beginner , intermediate and advanced drupal learning.  While the free ones may not have content updated for Drupal 8, the paid ones are quickly updating for drupal 8. Do post your comments on which ones you liked. Free Videoshttp://drupalcamp24x7.org/http://mustardseedmedia.com/podcasthttps://drupalize.me/                                                   ( Paid site but some are free) http://www.drupalove.com/drupal-videos          ( Aggregates Drupal videos)http://yadadrop.com/drupal-video                         ( Aggregates Drupal videos)http://tutr.tv/                                                                    ( Aggregates Drupal videos)http://tutorialdrupal.com/drupal-video-tutorialhttps://www.acquia.com/resources/tv                                 ( Also check Acquia recorded webinars)http://buildamodule.com/                                          ( Paid site but some are free)                    http://new-media-solutions.com/drupal-traininghttp://drupalschool.blip.tv/http://drupaltherapy.com/screencasts http://gotdrupal.com/ http://www.learnbythedrop.com/video http://nodeone.se/sv/learning-libraryhttp://getlevelten.com/tutorial/course/getting-started-drupal-7http://www.digett.com/drupal-video-tutorialshttp://friendlydrupal.com/Paid Videoshttp://www.lynda.com/Drupal-training-tutorials/186-0.htmlhttps://drupalize.me/http://buildamodule.com/                         Video websites where you can search for Drupal videosBing video search for DrupalArchive.org search for Drupal videosYouTube…

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Migrate to Drupal 8 – Exciting features you want to grab

Drupal 8 Beta has been released and the full stable release is just around the corner. There is lot of excitement amongst Drupal developers and open source community. Lets see what goodies and features are in store for us, I am sure you will be waiting to upgrade to Drupal 8 just like me.Migrate is now in core! of Drupal 8. In the older versions of Migrate the process involved defining your field mappings and manually creating the new content types in the D7 system. This is no longer necessary. Drupal 8 migrations will automatically create the needed content types and establish the mappings between the old and new fields by default. Therefore much less configuration is needed. Drupal 8 core will include a robust data migration API: https://drupal.org/node/2121299, part of the IMP initiative: Mobile website and app is the way of life, instead of saying that Drupal 8 is mobile friendly: It’s mobile…

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Drupal pay with tweet / social media

In case you are wondering if it is possible to show only a snippet of a block of text/content and allow people to see the complete content or enable a download only after they have shared it on social media – like twitter, facebook, google plus, etc, in drupal , then some of your problem will be solved with a contributed module.There is a module Pay with a tweet, Pay with a tweet implements tweet payment feature. This allows the website to make downloads available to users with a tweet as payment. Pay with a tweet provides a token and unlimited blocks to show the downloads.Your visitors will get content without having to pay money and the website benefit from this viral marketing system based on the social network Twitter. You can checkout this website for running a campagin http://www.paywithatweet.com/  , http://www.estago.com/ Similarly there is work going on where you can also pay using Facebook Post. Check this…

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